Xserve question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by me hate windows, Nov 19, 2003.

  1. me hate windows macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

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    Some of you may think I am stupid, but can you use an Xserve with Panther server and use it as a normal computer? Or would you have to put normal Panther on it. Sorry for my ignorance, but i am confused between the differences with the Server and non-server versions:confused:
     
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

    5300cs

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    Yes, you can use the Xserve as a regular computer. You can put regular OS X on it, or the server version.
    There isn't much difference between the 2 versions, except that the server version has all these extra server tools built into it, and you can do cool things like set up a POP server, remote monitoring, etc, etc.

    The old Xserves (or mine, at the very least) is really loud, so I don't know if you'd want to use it as a regular computer.
     
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    There is oh so much more! OS X Server has about three times more functions than OS X Client. It really isn't useful for a home user to run Server unless they are trying to learn how to use it. For full functionality, you would need a network, a website, a mail server, net boot, user groups, shares, ftp... the list just goes on and on
     

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